New Jersey Best Colleges Comparison

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Colleges In New Jersey Statistics

There are 174 colleges in New Jersey - 37 public and 137 private schools. The 2020 average undergraduate tuition & fees of the schools is $18,006 and the average graduate tuition & fees is $21,279. The average SAT scores of enrolled students is 1,153 and the average acceptance rate is 75% for New Jersey Best Colleges Comparison.
Next table shows the key academic facts for all colleges in New Jersey. You may want to check more statistics and compare all New Jersey colleges at New Jersey Statistics page.
2019-2020 Colleges In New Jersey Statistics
Top 20 colleges in New JerseyAll colleges in New Jersey
Number of Schools20 schools
(10 public, 10 private)
174 schools
(37 public, 137 private)
Undergraduate Tuition & Fees$15,369 (in-state)
$33,900 (out-of-state)
$9,045 (in-state)
$18,006 (out-of-state)
Graduate Tuition & Fees$17,991 (in-state)
$25,187 (out-of-state)
$17,340 (in-state)
$21,279 (out-of-state)
Average Financial Aid$18,897$7,877
Test Scores1,192 SAT, 27 ACT 1,153 SAT, 26 ACT
Acceptance Rate73.35% 75.17%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)23.55% 55.10%
Population200,418412,490
Undergraduate150,473347,958
Graduate49,94564,532
Graduation Rate68.05%58.64%
Transfer-out Rate16.43%26.44%
Students to Faculty Ratio13.30 to 116.17 to 1

Top Colleges In New Jersey Comparison

Next table lists the top 20 colleges in New Jersey for academic year 2019-2020. Princeton University ranked top in the New Jersey Best Colleges Comparison and Stevens Institute of Technology and Rutgers University-New Brunswick follows it. The 2020 average tuition & fees is $33,900 for undergraduate programs $25,187 for graduate programs. The average SAT score of the top colleges in New Jersey is 1,192 and the acceptance rate is 73.35%. The average students to faculty ratio is 13.30 to 1 for top colleges in New Jersey. You can sort the schools by clicking column name that you want to sort.
2019-2020 Top colleges in New Jersey Comparison
Rank*NameTuition & FeesAverage Financial AidPopulationAcceptance RateTest ScoresStudents to Faculty Ratio
1 Princeton University
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Private, 4 yearsPrinceton, NJ
$56,010 $56,126 7,8534% 1,515 SAT
34 ACT
4 to 1
2 Stevens Institute of Technology
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Private, 4 yearsHoboken, NJ
$56,920 $27,199 7,25753% 1,440 SAT
33 ACT
12 to 1
3 Rutgers University-New Brunswick
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Public, 4 yearsNew Brunswick, NJ
$33,005
($15,804)
$12,526 50,41168% 1,355 SAT
30 ACT
16 to 1
4 The College of New Jersey
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Public, 4 yearsEwing, NJ
$29,594
($17,287)
$9,765 7,78362% 1,260 SAT
29 ACT
13 to 1
5 Rider University
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Private, 4 yearsLawrenceville, NJ
$35,850 $28,356 4,63682% 1,160 SAT
30 ACT
10 to 1
6 Rutgers University-Newark
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Public, 4 yearsNewark, NJ
$32,409
($15,208)
$13,022 13,23177% 1,150 SAT
25 ACT
15 to 1
7 Ramapo College of New Jersey
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Public, 4 yearsMahwah, NJ
$24,694
($14,952)
$10,461 6,04270% 1,190 SAT
26 ACT
16 to 1
8 New Jersey Institute of Technology
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Public, 4 yearsNewark, NJ
$34,034
($18,016)
$13,142 11,65269% 1,305 SAT
30 ACT
15 to 1
9 William Paterson University of New Jersey
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Public, 4 yearsWayne, NJ
$22,948
($14,210)
$7,013 9,63583% 990 SAT 13 to 1
10 Seton Hall University
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Private, 4 yearsSouth Orange, NJ
$46,880 $25,782 9,81477% 1,285 SAT
29 ACT
14 to 1
11 Stockton University
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Public, 4 yearsGalloway, NJ
$22,467
($14,885)
$9,532 9,89385% 1,150 SAT
25 ACT
18 to 1
12 DeVry University-New Jersey
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Private, 4 yearsNorth Brunswick, NJ
$17,488 $6,305 19044% - 8 to 1
13 Montclair State University
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Public, 4 yearsMontclair, NJ
$21,418
($13,298)
$9,332 21,00591% 1,110 SAT 18 to 1
14 Rowan University
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Public, 4 yearsGlassboro, NJ
$23,408
($14,376)
$9,053 19,67884% 1,175 SAT
27 ACT
17 to 1
15 Saint Peter's University
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Private, 4 yearsJersey City, NJ
$38,760 $30,636 3,19793% 1,060 SAT
23 ACT
13 to 1
16 Rutgers University-Camden
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Public, 4 yearsCamden, NJ
$32,299
($15,657)
$12,650 7,07679% 1,135 SAT
21 ACT
15 to 1
17 Centenary University
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Private, 4 yearsHackettstown, NJ
$34,498 $23,381 1,62998% 1,080 SAT 10 to 1
18 Bloomfield College
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Private, 4 yearsBloomfield, NJ
$30,680 $24,079 1,53384% 941 SAT
16 ACT
15 to 1
19 Drew University
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Private, 4 yearsMadison, NJ
$42,952 $27,520 2,22980% - 12 to 1
20 Monmouth University
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Private, 4 yearsWest Long Branch, NJ
$41,680 $22,055 5,67484% 1,160 SAT
24 ACT
12 to 1
Average$33,900
($15,369)
$18,897 200,41873.35% 1,192 SAT
26.8000 ACT
13.30 to 1
*Ranking data provided by CollegeEvaluator.
All data used in our site is from IPEDS (The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System), U.S. Department of Education, academic year 2019-2020